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News >  Spokane

‘Unhealthy’ air moves out

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 4:17 p.m.

Better air moved into Spokane Friday after a polluted start. Air quality was rated “unhealthy” as of 7:15 a.m. by the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency. But it had improved into the “moderate” category as the day moved on.

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News >  Idaho

Boise air quality hits unhealthy levels due to wildfire smoke

Boise smells like a campfire this morning, as heavy, acrid smoke from wildfires descends on the city for another day; it’s been getting worse every day. According to the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality, Boise’s air hit unhealthy levels this morning at 8 a.m., with...

News >  Idaho

North Idaho air quality hits unhealthy levels

The air quality in North Idaho reached hazardous levels Wednesday due to smoke from multiple wildfires. According to AirNow, a government resource which provides daily Air Quality Index readings for more than 400 cities, conditions in Coeur d'Alene were unhealthy on Wednesday. That rating, determined...
News >  Idaho

DEQ issues rare statewide air quality advisory

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality has issued a rare statewide air quality advisory, with smoke from wildfires pushing air quality into at least the moderate to unhealthy range everywhere in the state, and in some areas near the north-central Idaho wildfires, into the “very...
News >  Idaho

Weather Service: Blame Siberia for last night’s red sunset…

Last night’s Boise sunset featured a sullenly glowing red sun, looking more like a Los Angeles sunset than an Idaho one. Here’s a news item from the Associated Press suggesting the cause was far-off fires in Khakassia, a region in southeastern Siberia: PORTLAND, Ore. (AP)...
News >  Idaho

Smoke plume from California wildfire rolls into Boise, blankets valley

Foul-smelling smoke from a huge wildfire in northern California that's burned hundreds of homes and other structures rolled into Boise this morning, limiting visibility, diminishing air quality and staining the sky a brownish-grey. “With the way the jet stream’s going and the wind patterns, we...
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Now’s your chance to comment on air quality standards

The public is invited to comment on proposed changes to state air quality standards for specific pollutants so they align with federal standards. The Washington Department of Ecology is seeking comments about incorporating the updated standards in Washington’s federally required State Implementation Plan. The plan...
News >  Idaho

Statewide Stage 1 air quality alert issued…

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality has issued a statewide Stage 1 air quality alert, banning open burning all through the state. It's in effect through the weekend; conditions will be re-evaluated Monday morning on a county-by-county basis. The ban includes campfires, recreational, warming, weed...
News >  Idaho

Treasure Valley air quality deteriorates…

Yuck. The sunrise was bright orange again, and now the sky is brown. Wildfire smoke is settling densely over the Treasure Valley, pushing air pollution levels up. Today's air quality is predicted to be in the "upper moderate" range, a range that stretches from 50...
News >  Idaho

No consensus on Idaho field-burning changes

Possible changes to Idaho's field-burning regulations still are up in the air after an advisory panel of farmers, health advocates and regulators agreed today that some weekend burning could be considered, but couldn't reach a consensus on whether to allow more burning when ozone pollution...
Marketing

Guest Post: House Plants You Can Use As Air Purifiers

A lot of people tend to forget about the many benefits that can be given by a normal house plant. They have become more of an aesthetic than anything, and as a society we forget about the many functions that a plant has and how...